The Battlefield 2042 Official Soundtrack is now available to stream on Spotify from Lakeshore Records, co-composed by two-time Grammy Award, Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy, and BAFTA Award-winning composer Hildur Guðnadóttir (Joker, Chernobyl) and two-time Grammy Award-winning music producer and composer Sam Slater (score producer Joker, Chernobyl).
The worldwide digital release of the album will be via Lakeshore Records on September 20. Lakeshore Records and Invada Records will co-release the vinyl edition at a later date.
"We are thrilled to be writing our first video game score for Battlefield 2042, and teaming with Electronic Arts,” said Gudnadóttir and Slater.
"It was such a deeply creative experience to dive into this world and create a truly unique and disruptive musical environment for the game.”
Battlefield 2042 is a first-person shooter set to revolutionise the modern multiplayer sandbox. Powered by cutting-edge technology that pushes the capabilities of next generation hardware, the game drops players into a near-future, all-out-war experience.
Featuring matches filled with up to 128 players on the latest consoles and PCs, this scale adds a new dimension to multiplayer battles. Battlefield 2042 also ups the action with the inclusion of real-time events that reshape the battlefield and tactical combat.
Gudnadóttir has been manifesting herself at the forefront of experimental pop and contemporary music. In her solo works, she draws out a broad spectrum of sounds from her instrumentation, ranging from intimate simplicity to huge soundscapes.
Her work for film and television includes Sicario: Day of the Soldado, Mary Magdalene, and the critically acclaimed HBO series Chernobyl, for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award, as well as a BAFTA and Grammy Award.
Gudnadóttir received a multitude of accolades for her work on Joker, directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix, including an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and Grammy.
In addition, her body of work includes scores for films such as Tom of Finland, Journey’s End and 20 episodes of the Icelandic TV series Trapped, streaming on Amazon Prime.
She has released four critically acclaimed solo albums: Mount A (2006), Without Sinking (2009), Leyfðu Ljósinu (2012) and Saman (2014). Her records have been nominated a number of times for the Icelandic Music Awards.
Grammy Award-winning composer, sound designer and music producer Sam Slater is known for his roles as both score producer and musical sound designer for Joker and Chernobyl.
In addition to his two Grammy Award wins for Joker and Chernobyl, he has also won an Icelandic Music Award as Producer of the Year and a MASA Award for Best Sound Design in Television Program.
As a composer, in 2020 he scored Guerilla, a feature film about freedom fighters in Myanmar directed by Anyrin Bowyn, as well as The River Between Us, a documentary feature on uncontacted Peruvian tribes.
He also composed the score for I Am Not A Monster, a BBC / PBS Podcast telling the story of an American mother who brought her son to live in war-torn Syria. The podcast won several awards and was noted for its complex and weighty sound world.
He frequently collaborates with Gudnadóttir and in 2019, he engineered a live touring performance of the Chernobyl score for a bespoke, immersive sound system inside an abandoned telephone factory in Krakow, Poland. The show will continue to tour worldwide in 2022.
Additionally, he released a solo record on Iceland's acclaimed Bedroom Community and produced, recorded, and mixed a multitude of records, including work from composers Colin Stetson, Ben Frost, Valgeir Sigurðsson, Yair Glotman and Mica Levi. His follow up solo album will be released in 2022 on Bedroom Community.